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Chun Li Alpha Style Custom Snapback :iconkgoggles:kGoggles 2 0 Season's Greetings 2016 :iconkgoggles:kGoggles 9 0 The Greatest Obstacle :iconkgoggles:kGoggles 98 15 Encounters with the Imaginary - Simurgh :iconkgoggles:kGoggles 113 8 Tamatebako :iconkgoggles:kGoggles 85 15 The Nightingale House 2 :iconkgoggles:kGoggles 30 3 Boys Don't Cry :iconkgoggles:kGoggles 33 2 The Nightingale House 1 :iconkgoggles:kGoggles 31 10 Happy Holidays 2015 :iconkgoggles:kGoggles 17 2 The Old Man Who Made The Trees Blossom :iconkgoggles:kGoggles 67 10 Sadness and Bing Bong :iconkgoggles:kGoggles 69 9 Hyrule Warriors Zelda :iconkgoggles:kGoggles 163 7 Kappa Dance Party :iconkgoggles:kGoggles 31 3 Legend of Dragon Gate :iconkgoggles:kGoggles 46 7 Majora's Mask Skull Kid :iconkgoggles:kGoggles 179 37 Bunny Slopes :iconkgoggles:kGoggles 13 5



Chun Li Alpha Style Custom Snapback
I made a custom snap back of Chun Li for fun! This is something totally different but this was something that I'd wanted to try for a while.

Okay storytime - the first time I went to a comic convention (NYCC) was in high school with some classmates. I was following them around, overwhelmed and not sure what I was even doing there until I couldn't keep up and lost them. Then I wandered to a until I saw a huge line at a booth with this awesome looking Street Fighter artwork - It was the UDON comics booth. The people were all lining up to get sketch from amazing Alvin Lee. The UDON artists were doing a sketches for anyone who purchased a copy of the UDON sketchbook. It was that moment that I understood the whole appeal of comiccon - you get to meet these amazing artists and SEE them draw. I fell in love with the UDON aesthetic for a while I was really into collecting UDON comicbooks. I loved the work of Arnold Tsang, Alvin Lee and Jo Chen and aspired to draw like them. I grew out of the phase and even though I tend draw peaceful and serene scenes now, I got into art because I wanted to draw strong kick-ass ladies. They're really hard to draw well, and now after over 10ish years maybe I'm starting to get it?         

Chun Li was maybe my first role model when I was a kid, maybe because she was the only female character you can pick in the earliest games. She has a special place in my heart, so 
I hope I did her justice.  I specifically designed her pose so she can show both her fists and with the Alpha costume for the muscles. I drew many versions of her before I was able to get to the sketch you see up there. This is the first hat I've ever done and I think it turned out pretty well. 

The picture here is kind of distorted because of the curve of the hat and the angle, so if you're interested seeing in the WIP shots, they are on my facebook page…;

Thanks for looking! 
Season's Greetings 2016
Hey everyone, thanks so much for your support and comments. If you've been around for a while you might know that I draw a holiday card every year. Thanks so much for sticking around and I hope you all have a good holiday and a happy new year.

You can also follow me on Instagram where I post more WIP stuff - like there sketches for this painting:
The Greatest Obstacle
I really loved Kubo and the Two Strings and I wish I had more time to work on this...I'll try to polish it afterwards. 

The greatest obstacle that I struggle with, is forgiving someone for hurting you and overcoming it by showing them kindness. It it also something I feel like Kubo would find difficult.   
It seems like compassion is the main theme of this movie.
We've created a Kickstarter campaign for an art book called Encounters with the Imaginary featuring fantastic creatures and mythical beasts. Back our project here and thanks in advance!…
Encounters with the Imaginary - Simurgh
This is a Simurgh from Persian mythology. I made this painting for a project called Encounters with the Imaginary with my art group, Boneshaker Press. 

We have created an art book with many mythical creatures like this one, filled with stories and poetry, as well as sketches and insight to how each painting was made. 
Check out the Kickstarter project here!…

Follow the Boneshaker Press facebook page for updates and content that's been released for the book:…
Thanks so much for looking! 
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1- Tell you something I learned about you by looking at your DA page.

2- Tell you a color you remind me of.
3- Tell you what element I believe you belong to (e.g. water, fire, air, etc.).
4- Tell you which one of your OC's is my favorite.
5- Ask you a question, and you must answer.
6- Tell you something I like about you or your art.
7- Give you a nickname.
8- Tell you the object that is to the left of me. 
9- Tell you what food/ flavor/smell you remind me of.
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  • Listening to: Morrissey
  • Eating: cookies
  • Drinking: green tea


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drRONIN-93 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!
kGoggles Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016   General Artist
Thank you!
Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016
Happy Birthday
kGoggles Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016   General Artist
Thank you :heart:
daeien Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
Happy Birthday! :D (Big Grin) Party Have your cake and eat it too Party :D (Big Grin)
kGoggles Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016   General Artist
Thanks :hug:
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KijiaNeal14 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy (almost) birthday!
kGoggles Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016   General Artist
Thank you :D
nottisweettoothi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the :iconfavbomb-plz:

And I also love your style.  It's so cozy and warm.  Make me want to be in your pictures.  :D
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